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Africa’s top shots: 29 July-4 August 2016

A selection of photos from Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week:

People burn worthless note bearers cheques during a protest against the introduction of new bond notes and youth unemployment on August, 3, 2016 in Harare, ZimbabweImage copyright
AFP

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On Wednesday, two Zimbabwean protesters smoke old banknotes during a demonstration in the capital, Harare, against the introduction of “bond notes”, which are supposed to help with the shortage of US dollars.

Moroccan Capitals of rabats player (red) vies with Tunisian Eagles de Carthages player (white) during the African Ice Hockey Cup on July 30, 2016 in RabatImage copyright
AFP

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Tunisian and Moroccan ice hockey players clash in the rink in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, on Saturday during what is dubbed the African Ice Hockey Cup, where teams from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt play each other.

Workers pack coffee sachets at the Dormans coffee factory in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 July 2016. Dormans coffee factory started roasting coffee in 1950, making it the oldest and one of the largest coffee factory in Kenya, according to a senior worker at the companyImage copyright
EPA

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On Friday, women at a coffee factory in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, pack sachets into boxes at the Dormans plant, the oldest coffee company in the country.

A woman makes Kabakrou, or soap-stone, soap in Koumassi, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 30 July 2016. The kabakrou is a popular handmade soap in Ivory Coast. The technique was imported from Ghana in the late 1990sImage copyright
EPA

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On the other side of the continent on Saturday, in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, women are making large balls of soap, known as kabakrou, from palm oil and caustic soda.

Locals cast their votes during the local government elections in Alexandra Township outside Johannesburg, South Africa August 3,2016Image copyright
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On Wednesday in the Alexandra township of South Africa’s main city, Johannesburg, people vote in the country’s local elections.

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fires a shell with Soviet made T-55 tank at Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya, August 2, 2016Image copyright
Reuters

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In Libya on Tuesday, a militia man supporting the UN-backed government fires a shell at Islamic State fighters in the city of Sirte.

Malian hip hop artist Inna Modja performed at the Womad festival in the UK

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Malian hip hop artist Inna Modja performs with a percussionist at the UK’s Womad festival on Saturday. She has her own sound but draws on influences from artists like Toumani Diabate, Salif Keita, and Oumou Sangare.

Nigerian wrestler Soso Tamarau joins dancers performing during a welcoming ceremony for Nigerias Olympic team at the Athletes Village ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero on August 3, 2016Image copyright
AFP

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On the same day, athletes, including Nigerian wrestler Soso Tamarau, are being welcomed to the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro.

South Sudans athlete Yiech Pur Biel (L) for the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) takes pictures with a tourist in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 30, 2016Image copyright
AFP

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South Sudanese Yiech Pur Biel, who is running for the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio, takes in the city’s sites on Saturday.

Members of Nigers Olympic team pose for selfies prior to a welcoming ceremony at the athletes village of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 3, 2016Image copyright
AFP

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On Wednesday, competitors from Niger get the chance to take a selfie while they wait to be welcomed to the athletes’ village.

Ruth Gbagbi, left, and Mamina Kone of Ivory Coast practice taekwondo in a training room in Riocentro ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016Image copyright
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On the same day, taekwondo athletes from Ivory Coast, Ruth Gbagbi, left, and Mamina Kone, practise ahead of the competition.

Images courtesy of AFP, AP, EPA and Reuters

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